Bringing Better Design to Wearables

Something like for the group today. I wanted to pass along a good (and short!) article about wearable technology coming to the grips with the fact that you actually have to get people to WANT to put it on their bodies.

The reason that this is important is that if you emphasis function over form you might just end up with this.

In all seriousness, the article notes a few interesting things:

-Intel has funded a $1.25M design challenge for wearables
-The Shine tracker from Misfit Wearables incorporates pendants and leather bands instead of athletic-looking wrist bands
-There are also different technical challenges in trying to track activity depending on where your product lives (the wrist, the chest, a clip on a shoe) that all need to traded off.

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